Valle, Beatriz G. "Aunt Bea", Saginaw Township, Michigan


Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Comadre, Madrina and friend peacefully entered the Kingdom of God on July 27, 2015, at the age of 89 years. The daughter of the late Jose and Catalina (Trevino) Guevara, Beatriz was born on October 23, 1925 in Laredo, Texas. In September of 1951 she married her loving husband, Ricardo Valle, and moved to Saginaw where they made their home; he preceded her in death in 1979. Beatriz retired from Saginaw Public Schools after 32 years of service as a classroom aide and 17 summers as an aide in the Saginaw Migrant-Bilingual Program. During her years of service she touched many lives. She was well known and respected by staff, students and parents and was affectionately known as, “Aunt Bea”. Beatriz was proud to call St. Joseph Catholic Church home and parishioners her family for 64 years; she was a member of the Women’s Club, The Alabare Prayer Group, the Charismatic Renewal and the Damas de Guadalupe serving as president in 1979. She also promoted and organized Spanish Retreats at the former Queen of Angels Retreat House and was a Cursillista. In her early retirement Beatriz enjoyed traveling with friends and visiting her family in Texas and North Carolina. She enjoyed doing word search puzzles and her St. Joseph’s Bingo, but most importantly she loved her ministry of writing cards and letters to St. Joseph’s ill and homebound parishioners and friends. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the amazing staff at Caretel Inn who lovingly cared for Beatriz and compassionately walked this journey with her family. Also the staff at Covenant and Hospice Advantage. Surviving are her children: Ricardo and Marleni Valle of Charlotte, NC, Samuel D. Valle, of Charlotte NC, Elena “Anne”and Oscar C. Gonzales of Saginaw, MI, and a predeceased infant son, Angel de Jesus Valle; two granddaughters: Sarahi Guevara of Charlotte, NC, Victoria Valle of Atlanta, GA; step-grandchildren and their companions; Oscar Gonzales, Julia (Mingo) Flores, Anthony Gonzales and Gina Barajas, Adriana Gonzales and Robert Lopez, Daniella Gonzales and Christopher Rosales; many step great-grandchildren and her very special great-granddaughters whom she loved dearly, Alicia, Laina and Camryn Gonzales. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and a very special nephew in Laredo, Texas, Humberto Villarreal. Beatriz also leaves many very loving friends many that have become like family over the years; The Family of her beloved Compadres, the late Jesus and Amelia Sanchez; dear friends: Manuela Anaya, Ida Rocha, Nicolasa Gonzales and her loving friend who has been like a sister, Alicia Mosqueda. Three special people who have shared their love with her: Mari Fulgencio, Justin Snow and Victoria Santillan. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic, 910 N. 6th Ave. Rev. Fr. Francis Voris will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road, on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 2-9 p.m. The Damas de Guadalupe will pray the Rosary at 6 p.m. Friday evening, followed by a parish Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Beatriz will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.